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Tuesday, 28 March 2006
The Big Charbroil Starts The Grilling Season!
Topic: home&garden

The Spring and Summer rituals are with us once again. Daylight Savings time. The birds are chirping and nesting. The heat waves are striking us. They make us think about the heat assaults of the upcoming Summer months. The kids want to stay out longer to enjoy the daylight. The neighbors have already started to dust and clean their garage. A few houses down the block, smoke is rising in the back yards and the kids are blasting their music some heavy metal while joking with their buddies.

As for me, there wouldn't be any Spring and Summer without the joy of grilling and open-air cooking or B-B-Q-centered get-togethers. It's the time of the year when I get to use various grills as the men of my church, work and club tend to throw a barbecue almost every other week-end. Any occasion is good enough to throw a party. We are not counting normal occurring events such as birthday parties.

What makes me think that this Big Easy All-in-One is one of the best grills out there

Just this past week-end, I had the opportunity of using this Char-Broil at one of my buddies' house. After officiating at a local Field & Track meet, we decided to have a small party in the back yard of his new residence. The plan was for me to take pictures of the back before he starts transforming it. He also wanted to give me a demo of his woodworking skills. He had a project he was working for one of his clients. After taking the pictures, it was time for us to eat lunch. The chicken and patties had been out of the freezer for a long time. His wife called him to go pick up one of the kids who did not want to stay with the grandparents any longer. It was my opportunity to prepare lunch. Using this Char-Broil was a blast. After connecting the propane tank, I made sure to read the directions as to which way to open and close the thank. It was not brain surgery at all. The arrows were there to guide me. As by a measure of precaution, I made sure to turn the cap all the way until I could not turn it any longer. That was to open it. I lifted up my head and looked at the front area of the grill. I turned the button to the start area and press on the push button igniter. In a matter of seconds, I heard the roaring of the flame. I increased it to High. Then, I turned to the next button on the right to make sure that both burners were one. I wanted to wait until the grill/smoker heats up. I kept my eyes on the temperature gauge to wait for the needle to set right in the middle. In the meantime, I was busy turning my chicken meat, hot links and beef paddies in the bowls. Lunch was just around the corner. After about 4 minutes, I grabbed the handle to open the cast aluminum to check the heat. Since the grill/smoker was in the path of wind, there was a sudden escalation of fire and smoke. I quickly moved to turn down the heat. Managing all this fire was important. By then, I was ready to throw a few pieces of meat onto the grill. The hot links followed. The fat from the chicken was causing the fire to jump. Besides the wind gust was too hard to bear. I had to find a protected area to hide the grill.

How easy is it to grill on this Char-broil?

No need to wait for a long time to prepare lunch! Both men and women can use it with great satisfaction. I found the side burner to be very useful in that other items can be prepared. Depending on where you are grilling, placing an empty can of soda will collect all the juice from the meat. This Char-Broil offers decent space to place big bowls.

Cleaning was a breeze. With a wire brush, I proceeded to clean the grill before entering the house. It took me about 10 minutes to clean the whole grill. Anybody can use this grill without any complication. Before leaving, I made sure to turn it off and closing the liquid propane thank. For more safety, the tank comes with a retainer. I will tell you that depending the size of the tank, it may not fit. That's what I realized with the model that I have at my own residence. After exchanging it at Wal-Mart, the new tank fits in the hole but the retainer did not fit.

Do I recommend this Char-Broil?

If you are looking for a decent grill/smoker that will get your job done, I'll encourage you to purchase this one. If you are cooking at any event and see this brand, I'll advise you to select it.

All in all, this is a great purchase.

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